Arizona Democrats no longer Pro-Choice?

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The Death of Democracy via the Democrats in Arizona? No longer pro-choice. The year 2010 brought a new era in Arizona politics, and it also coincides with both the last statewide elections for all the offices from Governor to State Superintendent, and also when anti-Latino legislation such SB1070 and HB2281 was passed, transforming the last-place incumbent into the first-place contender in the Republican Party. That year there was a memo sent by the AZ Dems which told candidates to avoid discussing SB1070; don’t mention it and avoid it. Needless to say the Republicans won every single statewide office that year, […]

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Protect Your Right to Vote delivers 146,000 signatures to refer HB2305 to the ballot

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PHOENIX – The Protect Your Right to Vote Committee today delivered approximately 146,000 petition signatures to the Arizona Secretary of State to put the Legislature’s attempt to get tough on Arizona voters to a vote of the people. An unprecedented coalition of more than 25 non-profit civic engagement organizations joined together to stand up for Arizona voting rights and put House Bill 2305 on the Nov. 2014 ballot. The Legislature passed the bill — which changed almost 20 separate areas of election law with virtually no public testimony– by a near party-line vote in June. The Committee is confident it […]

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The Death of Democracy in the Arizona Democratic Party?

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[To Chad Campbell] I am writing this to ask you not to pursue a run for Governor in 2014. In Fred DuVal, we have not only a universally respected and exceptionally  well-qualified candidate, but also someone who has thoroughly thought  through what a successful campaign will entail and has already done the  work that he needs to have done by now. He has secured the endorsements  of elected officials and leaders all over the state, including every  living former Democratic Governor. from Tom Prezelski via BlogForArizona. As the son of a former councilmember from Marana, I’ve been involved with politics for […]

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